Mellencamp headlines Beale Street Music Festival - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mellencamp headlines Beale Street Music Festival

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - John Mellencamp, Wilco, Cee Lo Green, Ke$ha, Stone Temple Pilots, B.o.B. and Godsmack are scheduled to perform at the three-day Beale Street Music Festival this spring.

The eclectic lineup for the April 29-May 1 music festival was announced Thursday by officials with Memphis in May, a monthlong celebration that also includes a world championship barbecue competition.

The music festival, in its 35th year, is held along the Mississippi River at Tom Lee Park and will have three large performance tents, a blues tent and a blues shack.

The lineup also The Flaming Lips, Ludacris, Buckcherry, Mumford & Sons, Jason Mraz, Charlie Wilson, Ziggy Marley, MGMT, Macy Gray and Everclear.

Jerry Lee Lewis, Kirk Whalum, Lucero, Al Kapone, 8Ball & MJG and other Memphis-related performers are scheduled to appear.

Early ticket sales have been brisk, said Jim Holt, president and CEO of Memphis in May.

"We've gotten a very positive response so far," Holt said. "It's a diverse lineup. Very deep."

Memphis is known as the home of the blues, and that genre will be represented by Jimmie Vaughan, Otis Clay, John Hammond and others.

The roster also includes Gregg Allman, Cake, Lucinda Williams, Saving Abel, Sublime with Rome, The Avett Brothers, Hinder and Cage the Elephant.

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